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2017 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a play, Non-Equity Division

Photo from Falling, a play that I won Best Actress. I'm leaning my head against the forehead of my adult autistic son and grasping his shoulders.

From the play, Falling by Deanna Jent, produced by Interrobang Theatre Project (also pictured is Justin Tsatsa, who won for Best Supporting Actor as my son)

Theatre Reviews

Chicago Reader Review for Falling by Deanna Jent with Interrobang Theatre Company

Chicago Theatre Review for Falling by Deanna Jent with Interrobang Theatre Company

Education & Training


B.A. in Theatre      Doane College, Crete, NE

M.F.A. in Acting     University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Audiobook Studies:

Splendiferous Workshop with Johnny Heller

Historical Fiction Workshop with Andi Arndt and J.D. Jackson

21 Day Audiobook Challenge with Matthew Lloyd Davies

Coaching classes with Carol Monda, Sean Pratt, Tanya Eby and Ron Butler

Chicago Training:

The Forge, Second City, The Green Room, 

The Acting Studio, Vagabond, Act One Studios

Shakespeare Folio Technique:

Susan Hart, Larry Yando

Various Workshops –Risa Bramon Garcia, Jane Alderman, & other independent workshops

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